Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0000187, Sat, 22 Jan 1994 14:07:50 -0800

Synesthesia book titles (fwd)
My thanks to Clarence Brown for passing on the citations below. They may
be of interest to Nabokovians intrigued by VN's synaesthesia. I seem to
recall that the popular account was recently reviewed the NYTBR recently.

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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 1994 09:49:45 -0500

The first text, addressed to a professional audience, is
%Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses% (1989) New York: Springer Verlag
ISBN 0-387-96807-5 (New York) or 3-540-96807-5 (Berlin)
US 1-800-777-4643 fax: 201-348-4505
Berlin fax: 49-30-821-4091
It gives phenomenal description, history, & clinical
definition, and examines the neurological, psychological, and familial
profiles of a group of 42 synesthetes. A neurological basis is offered.

The second book is a popular account of my decade of inquiry into
synesthesia, as well as an exploration of its %implications% for the
majority of us who do not perceive the world synesthetically. It is:
%The Man Who Tasted Shapes: A Bizarre Medical Mystery offers
Revolutionary Insights into Reasoning, Emotion, and Consciouness.%
Jeremy Tarcher/Putnam publishing (1993) ISBN 0-87477-738-0
1-800-788-6262 Fax: 201-933-2316

Jennifer Altman explained it rather well in her review in
%New Scientist%. If anyone wants a copy e-mail me.

Richard E. Cytowic, MD / Washington DC